Elizabeth Warren Takes Top Spot In Iowa Poll, Narrowly Beating Out Biden

Elizabeth Warren sits atop of a new poll taken in Iowa, narrowly beating out fellow Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, reflecting her dedication to campaigning in the state over the last few weeks.

“Saturday evening, the latest CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll of likely Iowa caucus attendees was released, showing Warren with a narrow lead over Biden, 22 percent to 20 percent,” BizPac Review reports.

Senator Bernie Sanders came in third on the poll, with 11 percent. No other candidate received double-digit support.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg received 9 percent of poll participants. Senator Kamala Harris received 6 percent. And, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker each received 3 percent.

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard polled at 2 percent, matching former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, billionaire Tom Steyer and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

All other candidates received 1 percent or less.

BizPac Review adds:

The poll was conducted September 14-18 via telephone with 602 registered Iowa voters who say they will definitely or probably attend the 2020 Democrat party caucuses.

The reported maximum margin of error is 4 percentage points, so Warren’s lead is tenuous.

What is more clear is that since the last CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll in June, Biden and Sanders have slipped, reaching new lows.

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According to the Des Moines Register, however, only 20 percent of the poll participants were settled on their decision—suggesting the primary is still wide-open.

The poll also says 63 percent of people “say they could still be persuaded to support a different candidate.”

The Des Moines Register reports J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., which conducted the poll, described the results as “the first major shakeup in what had been a well-defined race.”

“It’s the first time we’ve had someone other than Joe Biden at the top of the leader board,” Selzer continued. “The data in this poll seem to suggest the field is narrowing, but my sense is there’s still opportunity aplenty. The leaders aren’t all that strong. The universe is not locked in.”